Tag: brain injury survivor
Over the last eleven years I have heard bits and pieces from different people of what really happened the night I got ran over. Last weekend, when two of my friends from college visited Puerto Rico, they told me what they remember from that night. Apparently, I was supposed to meet them at one of … Continue reading My friends told me about the night of my accident
On March 29, 2015 I decided to share the journey I had been on for three years. I was scared and a little insecure, but today, nine years later I’m proud to say I have lost some of that fear and insecurity. It’s still difficult putting myself out there and waiting to see if people … Continue reading Nine years later
To begin March, I would like to remind everyone that it’s Brain Injury Awareness Month. I just realized that in the last couple of years I forgot to celebrate or acknowledge it, not posting anything about it in March. However it is important to me to try to make my audience, however small it may … Continue reading Brain Injury Awareness Month
February 13, 2023 is International Epilepsy Day, a day that provides “a platform for people with epilepsy to share their experiences and stories with a global audience.” This is important because epilepsy is “one of the world’s oldest known medical conditions”, there is still misunderstanding, fear, and reluctance to learn and talk about it. This … Continue reading International Epilepsy Day 2023
I went for my first appointment of the year with my neurologist. I always like to go with someone in case he says something that I need to remember, gives me instructions or anything that someone else needs or should hear in case I forget. Today had to go by myself and I was a … Continue reading Big milestone at the neurologist
Ten years ago today was the third and last surgery on my cranium after the accident I was in nine months before in May. Even though it has been a decade, I still remember how terrified I was during the days before and the day of the operation. I remember still being awake as the … Continue reading September 21, 2012
I just finished the first part of the ChaLEAN Extreme program. This program includes four different four week resistance training calendars. The one I just finished is called Burn Phase It did take me longer than four weeks because I had Mycoplasma when I was starting the third week, but I jumped back in after … Continue reading ChaLEAN Extreme-Push Phase
After finishing my last workout program a week ago, my first attempt at a new program did not work. I was a little disappointed at first but quickly realized that I would much rather do something a little less intense before jumping into another program. That’s exactly what I did, I finished the week off … Continue reading Resistance training instead of cardio
They day finally came, I was able to get my hand on Lacosamide or generic Vimpat, here in Puerto Rico. First of all, I would like to acknowledge my mom’s genius mind for suggesting we try Sam’s Club pharmacy instead of Walgreens, where they kept telling us it wasn’t available in Puerto Rico yet. When … Continue reading I got Lacosamide in Puerto Rico!
I’m happy to say I got to week seven of the eight week PiYo/T25 Hybrid program.
As of yesterday, April 8, 2022, I am officially seven years seizure free! I didn’t have time to write a celebratory blog post like I do every year but that doesn’t mean I was not happy of telling everyone I could about it. I almost thought I didn’t make it earlier this week when because … Continue reading 7 years seizure free!
I got my EEG results today. I wanted the results to show that there was absolutely no seizure activity anymore so I could be taken off the anti seizure medication. I knew that wasn’t going to happen so I just hoped for something more realistic like it not getting worse. The EEG showed just that; … Continue reading EEG results- Still seizure free!
Since I finished Insanity Max (I love saying that) on Saturday, I had to choose the next program I was going to do. I was caught between Let’s get up and Insanity. They are both by the same coach, Shaun T but they are very different. I had already done Insanity like 10 years ago. … Continue reading I’m ready to do this again
I did it, I finished all four months of Insanity Max:30! I can’t believe it, I still feel like I may be a week behind or something, but no, I’m done! Today’s last workout was the same one we started with on the first day, Cardio Challenge but I noticed I noticed a big difference … Continue reading Finished four months of Insanity Max:30!